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Title

Healthcare Improvements for Generating High Performance (HIGH Performance) Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the implementation of best practices in the delivery of health care in the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary

Healthcare Improvements for Generating High Performance (HIGH Performance) Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) establish national priorities and goals for quality improvement in the delivery of health care services in the United States; (2) convene an interagency committee to coordinate the health care quality improvement activities of certain federal agencies; and (3) establish a Center for Health Extension (Center) within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of HHS to improve health care quality and evaluate progress in improving patient outcomes. Requires the Center to: (1) identify and develop clinical, managerial, and health care delivery best practices; (2) provide training and technical assistance to hospitals and health care facilities to implement such best practices; (3) establish Regional Health Care Centers to assist in training and education of health care providers in quality improvement; and (4) provide for public dissemination of information relating to activities and research conducted under this Act.